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Cat Ba Day Cruise (w/ 1 Night Stay at Homestay)

By Cat Ba Central Homestay

Choose this if...

You are looking for a cheap and cheerful way to cruise around Cat Ba (as well as a great-value homestay run by a sweet couple who would make you feel right at home!)


1 day 1 night
Group trip
This is perfect for those who want extra time in exploring Cat Ba Island. You may arrive early on the first day, check-in and explore Cat Ba by yourself or rest and prepare for a day cruise the next day. The boat will bring you to local fishing villages, you will kayak to hidden beaches, lagoons and hike up to the top of Monkey Island.

Trip Highlights

Floating Village
Monkey Island
Bright & Dark Cave
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What's included

From US$ 40 929,706 VND per person
  • One night homestay
  • Breakfast at the accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Kayak rental
  • Snorkelling mask
  • English speaking guide
  • Drinks
  • Transport from Hanoi
  • Insurance
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Meeting details
Cat Ba Central Homestay. No 6, Group 7, Cai Beo Street, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Other Notes

Please leave a note if you are planning to catch the last bus and leave Cat Ba by 4 pm. The host will arrange return transport from your cruise to make sure you catch the public transport back to Hanoi.

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
Feb 24
Feb 25
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
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Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Cat Ba
Cat Ba

Accommodation: Cat Ba Central Homestay - Single Room/ Double Room

  • Arrive at Cat Ba Central Homestay at your leisure.
  • If you arrive during the day, feel free to join other excursions (short hike to the National Park, cycling trips) or simply explore Cat Ba on your own. Your hosts will be happy to guide you.
Day 2: Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba
Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba

Today you will see hundreds of islets in different forms, kayak to hidden beaches and lagoons

  • 8 am: You will be transferred to the pier, catch the cruise and start sailing towards Lan Ha Bay.
  • Swim, kayak or even snorkel around the limestone formations, dark caves and coves.
  • 12.30 pm: You will have local food as lunch on the boat.
  • After lunch, visit a fishing village followed by a hike to Monkey Island.
  • 5 pm: You will be transferred back to Cat Ba Island.

Meet your guide

Cat Ba Central Homestay

This is Truong's and his family-run homestay. They are well-spoken and always able to offer travellers advice and information about what to do on the island. Not to mention the guests love their local meals and spacious rooms.
3 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 8 helpful reviews
emmamn19, Australia
18 Jun 2019 on TripAdvisor
From the moment we were whisked away by motorbike from where the bus dropped us off we had such a pleasant stay here at Cat Ba Central Homestay. Located away from the main hub of town (which is ideal) it's nice and quiet but still walk able to the town center. The owner organised everything for us - transfers from Hanoi, scooter hire, day trip tour by boat and transfers to Haiphong, we didn't have to think about a thing! We also enjoyed a delicious dinner with other guests one evening which was great. You really feel at home here - Highly recommended!
Martha DGS, Mexico
01 May 2019 on TripAdvisor
We stayed there for 2 nights. The hotel is not in the center of the action, which is a plus for us (we look for quiet hotels); but it is one block away from a major road and it is easy to rent a motorbike to explore the island. The owner is always there to lend a hand and can make all the reservations for tours, if you need to. He designed the hotel and each room has a different decoration. Super clean, includes breakfast, AC in every room.
J_W_Davies2014, UK
16 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
Stayed here for 2 nights The owner collected us from town where the Cat Ba Express dropped us off He made 2 trips on his moped to collect my wife and then myself He was the perfect host Organised the perfect day trip around LAN Ha Bay & Halong Bay Within walking distance of Cat Ba Town for evening meals and drinks Only 40000 dong back up the hill in a taxi when we were too tired to walk A stiff climb up to Cannon Fort but doable if you take it steady, about 40 min walk from Homestay Rooms are clean and comfortable And because it’s down a side street it’s quiet. Would recommend as a good place to stay at very reasonable price
Mathias L
28 Feb 2019 on TripAdvisor
My wife and I spent 2 nights at Cat Ba Central Homestay and had an amazing time. The hosts, Truong and his wife were very sweet and helpful. and they arranged a delicious home cooked meal for all the guests to enjoy. The island and the bay is gorgeous and we had an incredible experience.
24 Nov 2018 on TripAdvisor
Where to begin? The place is new. Everything is nice. The owner Truong and his wife go out of their way to accommodate. He picked us up at the bus drop off. It was my birthday and I came back to the room to find a bouquet of flowers and a card. Absolutely amazing. It is located close to the town for eating and walking around. They have all the information you need and can organize everything and trust the good price. The roof is nice to see a view of mountains. I can easily recommend Cat Ba Central Homestay.

Cat Ba Central Homestay Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Cat Ba Central Homestay pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

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Packing list for the trip
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